Children such as Tajh, 10, Marli, 6, and Saxon, 10, can learn how to keep pesky birds away as part of a new school holiday program.

Scarecrow-making and garden workshops, and free ‘pop-up play’ giving kids space to direct their own fun, will be held at Macedon Garden Supplies.

From 9.30am on September 25, supervisors Kate and Scott O’Brien will show youngsters how to create their own scarecrow to take home and put in their gardens.

Cost is $15, and kids need to bring old clothes and floppy hats. Other materials will be provided, as will fruit, drinks and snacks.

From 9.30am on September 22, there will be pop-up play in bushland next to the nursery. And from 9.30am on September 30, children can also learn how to identify plants and make their first garden for $15.

Places are limited. For more details, call 5426 2400.